H. Lucille (Braley) Moquin
Oct. 9, 1927 - Sept. 12, 2020
Sad news: H. Lucille Moquin succumbed to a brief illness on September 12, 2020 at the age of 92. Happy news: we feel she is now reunited with her husband, Leo R. Moquin whom she has missed for 32 years.
Lucille was the daughter of Margaret (Carter) and Merton Braley, and the younger sister of the late Carolyn (Braley) Claussen.
She has led a fulfilling life, with a career in banking and later as bookkeeper in her husband’s firm. She was the long time historian of the Sandy Neck Colony Association and kept multiple scrap books of newspaper articles relating to the happenings on Sandy Neck. The consummate entertainer, she hosted morning coffee breaks at her cottage all summer at Sandy Neck every morning at 10 a.m. where she insisted on plying everyone with baked goods and would not take “no thank you” for an answer, so it was ultimately easier to concede. Even the dogs had to have multiple treats which she was always sure to have on hand. She kept barrels of comic books and toys for visiting children. She was quick witted and fast with a comeback or a joke, although they were often not suitable to be told in the presence of young children. For years she played her piano at her home and in her apartment and also at her cottage at Sandy Neck. Melodies would flow out of her window in the evening gently lulling her neighbors to sleep. She passed on her love of music to her musical children and reveled in the spontaneous concerts whenever the family was together. She had her favorite songs, and again, it was easier to humor her requests. She loved everything about her summers at Sandy Neck, except perhaps the crickets, which she hunted down and exterminated with a vengeance.
Her family played the most important role, and she was fiercely loyal to family and friends and of course, their pets. She has two sons, Roger and Douglas and a daughter, Pamela. Roger eventually settled in Montana with his wife Dodie. Doug settled in Sandwich with his wife Mary and Lucille lived in an apartment adjoining Pam’s and her husband Roger’s house in Middleboro. From the union of her sons and daughter she welcomed eight granddaughters: Kalika, Jessica, Kira, Glenda, Michelle, Deanna, Alaina and Jillian. The family has continued to grow to include her eight great-grandchildren.
She is survived by three dear friends, Virginia Nourse whom she met in their first grade class, Leona DeMoranville, mother of her daughter-in-law Mary and Janet Buck, her daughter Pam’s mother-in-law. She was always quick to say that two of those friends were much older than she, one by approximately 6 months and the other 1 1/2 years but she did have to admit to being older than the third. Those three friends shared her love of that special place, Sandy Neck, where their summertime months have been spent for many years. She was known to say that if reincarnation were actual, she hoped to return as a seagull - not the “dump” kind, but one to fly over and swim in the ocean she so loved.
A memorial service will be held on July 10, 2021 at 10 AM at her cottage and a graveside service will be held on July 17, 2021 in the Nemasket Hill Cemetery at a time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Sandy Neck Colony Association ℅ Skip Ernst, Treasurer, 57 Hubbard Pond Rd., New Ipswich, NH 03071 or to the charity of your choice.
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